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Music first Audio is one of the hidden gem companies based in the Innovation Centre at St Leonards on Sea.

They are internationally recognized in the Music Industry for their high-end products which are manufactured to a world class level.

Their latest awards include; 

Hi Fi Magazine – Best Sound at Show Alan Sircom April 2016 

Hi Fi Critic Vol 10/No 2 “ and the sound quality winner is Music First Audio” – April – June 2016

The ear.net

“Product of the year 2015” – Jason Kennedy

AV Showroom

Gold Show Award “Best Sound” – 2014

 Music First Audio founder Jonathan Billington has been manufacturing award winning Hi-Fi from our workshops at the Innovation Center premise’s for a number of years now. Their demonstration studio now has its own website at http://www.musicfirststudio.co.uk/

The Music First Audio Classic Pre Amplifier was introduced in 2003 and positioned itself at the very heart of a true high end hi-fi systems. The Classic V2, Reference and Baby Reference pre amplifiers followed and the awards kept coming.

Now the Music First Audio product range includes the passive moving coil cartridge step up transformers and recently the introduction of the active transistor and valve, Classic and Reference, MM Phono Amplifiers.

Music First Audio is owned and run by Mr. Jonathan Billington (BSc. Hons). Music First Audio products are manufactured by the family firm Stevens & Billington Ltd. A family, with an audio history going back to the late 1940’s.

Sample the Luxury Experience of Sound 

Enjoy an afternoon or evening audition exclusively by appointment. From a single person to groups of 10. Select from a number of sources and both valve and transistor amplification. A number of speakers are available from Graham Audio LS5/9’s, Audio Note (UK) K’s, Quad ESL 63’s and Howes Acoustics ¼ waves fitted with Voxativ drivers.

The room, treated with damping materials from Blue Frog Audio, has ambient lighting and will be a relaxing yet exciting experience. A wonderful opportunity to experience high-end hi-fi from some of the world’s great manufactures. Hear many of the components used by Music First Audio at shows from around the world.

Jonathan has extended an invite to visit their studio at any time to hear some great sounds. Come down to Studio 1 or 2 at the Innovation Centre and all are welcome.


Top music and electronics Hastings company Music First Audio has been awarded an outstanding rating for their world class state of the art Reference Moving Magnet Phono Amplifier.

Music First Audio received this accolade from the Industry’s top review magazine Hi-Fi World which was featured in their April


Made in Hastings and winning reviewers over.

2015 edition.

What makes this 5 star rating so impressive is that the top world- wide Hi-Fi brands battle fiercely to try and get near this level and here we have Music First Audio based here in Hastings at the Innovation Centre in St Leonards on Sea.

To read the full article on Music First please go to the following link;